Dylan Farrow, just like women all over the world, is done being silent.
Farrow has spoken out in many instances about her experiences of assault at the hands of her adoptive father Woody Allen. And now, thank goodness, she's bolstered by the supportive voices of the #MeToo and Time's Up movement.
One recent way she used her voice for good was to call out and slyly drag Justin Timberlake on Twitter when he asked a random question. Farrow's response to him is Italian-chef-kissing-her-fingers good.
First, some background.
via: Getty ImagesDylan Farrow, pictured here with her adoptive mother, Mia Farrow, has long maintained that Woody Allen sexually assaulted her in the attic of their home when she was seven years old. Though Allen has always denied the claims, the story has haunted him throughout his career. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Farrow once again amplified her story in an essay in the LA Times: "Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?"
Justin Timberlake, pictured here at the Golden Globes with a Time's Up pin on his lapel, is a pop superstar who happens to appear in Woody Allen's latest film, Wonder Wheel
via: Getty ImagesTimberlake has a spotty record — he does a lot of saying he supports women while being complicit in their mistreatment. (Remember the nip slip we all refer to as Janet Jackson's? Yeah well, Justin Timberlake was more than a little bit responsible for the debacle, yet he remained silent while his career was spared and Jackson's suffered mightily.)
On Tuesday, Timberlake took to Twitter to innocently contemplate an idiom with which we're all familiar:
Random question: Can someone please explain the saying, “You just want your cake and to eat it too.” What else am… https://t.co/tiNyeiFVZC— Justin Timberlake (@Justin Timberlake)1516721508.0
He followed it up with this:
Also... I prefer pie, I think.— Justin Timberlake (@Justin Timberlake)1516721685.0
But Dylan Farrow wasn't going to let that happen. She answered his question thoroughly, if not also with the most intense subtext I've ever witnessed:
@jtimberlake The saying means, for example, you can’t support #TIMESUP and praise sexual predators at the same time… https://t.co/eWbOz5WgPO— Dylan Farrow (@Dylan Farrow)1516722931.0
"DRAG HIM," this Twitter user wrote with glee.
@RealDylanFarrow @jtimberlake DRAG HIM.— Niki~GoldenTongue™ 🏳️🌈 (@Niki~GoldenTongue™ 🏳️🌈)1516723886.0
He's what we'd call a "bad male feminist."And it's about time men like this get called out for their inadequacies. (This one is especially raw since it was announced that Timberlake would be back at the Super Bowl this year, performing the halftime show 14 years after Nipplegate.)
Plenty of people were quick to do take Dylan Farrow's hint-hint to the next level and ask Timberlake directly about his involvement with Woody Allen:
@RealDylanFarrow @jtimberlake Yes Justin👉 when are you going to speak out against Woody Allen? #TimesUp #MeToo https://t.co/nwpUgLT7Tu— #ProgressivePersistence WE WILL PERSIST ON POLICY! (@#ProgressivePersistence WE WILL PERSIST ON POLICY!)1516723661.0
Some questioned how Farrow seemed to target Timberlake here and leave other Woody Allen apologists like Kate Winslet out of the conversation:
@RealDylanFarrow @jtimberlake Sooo are we blasting Kate Winslet for being in the movie too? 🙄🤨— Megan Reese (@Megan Reese)1516737980.0